MAFS & SAFS & ASTEE Combined Meeting

September 17-22, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio


Meeting and Accommodations
The Westin Cincinnati

Reservations: call 1-800-WESTIN1 or visit
Room rate: $132/night (+ tax and fees)


Commercial air flights from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (CVG) airport and Dayton (DAY) airport

Transportation to and from the airport is offered via various rental car companies and local taxi companies

Valet and Self-Parking is available at the hotel for a fee

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 Hosted by the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office

Kelly Ashton-Hand, Program Chair

Rachel Hamilton, Local Arrangements Chair

Emily Weber, Exhibit Coordinator, Local Arr. Chair

Mike Trimpe, Workshop Coordinator

Scheduled workshops:

Basic SEM Analysis
Low Explosive Analysis
Update on Hair Analysis
Shoeprint Analysis
Skip Palenik’s “What’s in that Dust”
Expert Witness Testimony
Proficiency Testing Pattern Analysis
DNA Testimony
Chemistry Refresher Course
Hypergeometric Refresher
Crime scene tips
Human Factor Bias
Glock Armorer Class
Hash Oil Labs
Marihuana Legalization
Sperm Highlighter
Petroleum-laced fire debris matrix
Public Speaking
LC/MS analysis in drugs and Toxicology

Tentative workshops:

Next GEN Sequencing
What’s on my sperm slide?
DNA Grant problems
Rapid DNA
Firearms basic microscopy
GC/MS maintenance and column method development
Life cycle of a Tox OVI case
Cannabinoid Method Development & Interpretation
Management Leadership

More workshops in the works!

Tentative Tours and Activities:

Cincinnati Reds game
Peddle wagon
Cincinnati Brew Bus
Findlay Market food tour
Queen City is Haunted tour
Queen City Riverboat cruise
Houdini’s Escape Room
EKU Alumni Gathering

Other Options For On Your Own:
Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Jack Cincinnati Casino
Cincinnati Art Museum
FC Cincinnati Soccer game
Newport on the Levee
Smalle Riverfront Park
Queen City Underground tour
Newport Aquarium

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